Marianne Williamson will likely announce her Democratic primary challenge to Joe Biden on March 4. Yet, the federal minimum wage is still $7.25 an hour, as it has been since 2009. Even though bipartisan support exists for some minimum wage increase—and minimum wage increases are popular—the administration has taken little action. Williamson supports them. He thinks Biden won’t participate in the New Hampshire primary—and lose it as a result.
If James Brown is the undisputed Godfather of Soul, he passed the funky torch to George Clinton, The Father of Funk. Straight out of Plainfield, New Jersey, George Clinton left his doo-wop roots back in the 1950s with the original group Parliament, (named after the cigarette). Miles Davis and Sly Stone couldn’t keep up with George Clinton, who left Berry Gordy in the Detroit dust of Motown's mediocre mainstream melodies. In 1994, HBO released a science fiction trilogy under the title Cosmic Slop, over two decades after the original album's release. Jordan Peele’s remake of The Twilight Zone can’t touch this absurd, surreal parody.5 months ago Splice Today
Midway through Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, US Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) scales the side of a cliff, believing his partner (Mark Ruffalo) has fallen to his death. The traditional reading suggests that the Rachel Solando he meets in the cave is just another hallucination, but Laeta Kalogridis’ script (based on Dennis Lehane’s novel) offers some possible hints to the contrary. Noyce is the real reason Teddy claims to be investigating Shutter Island. What is Shutter Island? Is it a psy-op itself, meant to dismiss real concerns about our government’s secret activities as the rantings of a lunatic?5 months ago Splice Today
When you’re a classic movie fan and live in Los Angeles, it’s hard not to see the city as one big movie location. Young filmgoers see the Griffith Park Observatory and think of La La Land; seniors think of the James Dean knife fight in Rebel Without a Cause. Movies preserve an image of an older Los Angeles that no longer exists. Here’s a list of my 10 favorite LA movie locations. The Rosslyn Hotel occupies two buildings at the corner of 5th and Main Street in Downtown Los Angeles.2 months ago Splice Today
Glass Onion is playing in only about 650 theaters in the United States, and in five days it’s made $15 million. Besides taking the air out of an asshole hippie and humiliating him (always recommended), Benoit Blanc has just freed Glass Onion to go anywhere it wants. Netflix didn’t make a mistake by not going wide with Glass Onion, they shouldn’t have put it in theaters at all. Glass Onion is going to get mixed reviews when it comes out next month, and people will be disappointed. Glass Onion, like The Menu, is a movie that’s a lot of fun with other people but doesn’t stand up to much scrutiny.4 months ago Splice Today
But you’re a conservative man, a Latvian-born son of the Canadian soil, and you should be able to get by. But White, who underwent a second puberty in his 50s and is now juiced to the gills, doesn’t hurt when a fighter does and neither does Mick Maynard, his matchmaker. But I suppose for a guy who lost so many brutal fights, you still look remarkably well. Do you recognize yourself in the mirror when you get home from the fights? That’s the kind of thing that someone like “Smiling” Sam Alvey does, someone who’s content to lose for a living.5 months ago Splice Today
I was in high school musicals, like the majority of karaoke singers, I’m sure. On behalf of the innocent victims in the bars who may not have had enough to drink, I don’t do solo karaoke. Everyone has a karaoke song, I always say. The DJ said “Are you the karaoke whisperer?” and I replied I just have a knack for getting people up here. I’m thinking about launching my 57th life career as a very part-time karaoke DJ because my tiny island needs more karaoke and everyone has one song.5 months ago Splice Today
In the infancy of the Millennium, MP3 Blogs appeared on the web. The heyday for MP3 blogs was 2004–2010. Bands like The National and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah reported an increase in CD sales after songs appeared on MP3 blogs. Almost all MP3 blogs trace their roots to Fluxblog, created in 2002 by New York DJ Matthew Perpetua. By the end of the decade, most record labels embraced MP3 blogs.3 months ago Splice Today